Tag: filter press

How Can I Ensure That I Am Getting the Right Size Filter Press for My Operation’s Needs?

Capital costs and budgetary considerations on your mind as we wind down with the fourth quarter and start planning for the new year’s capital expenditures? Selecting the right filter press, the right filter press manufacturer, and ensuring that the installation, start-up and ongoing operation go smoothly can be a difficult task. Micronics’ goal in working… Read more »

Filter Press Solutions for the Merrill-Crowe Process

You probably already know that the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is a proven leader in filtration solutions for the mining and mineral processing industries. One of the application areas that we have long-standing expertise in is the Merrill-Crowe process, which is a separation technique for removing gold (or silver) from a cyanide solution by zinc… Read more »

Is A Stainless Steel Clad Filter Press Right for My Application?

The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group has long-standing expertise in stainless steel, both with solid stainless steel filter frames and presses entirely clad in high-quality stainless steel. Every operating environment is different but some major reasons to specify a filter press clad in stainless steel include corrosion-resistance and preventing any paint or potential corrosion from getting… Read more »

Advantages of Filter Press Pilot Testing

There are many goals of filter press pilot testing. Test presses may be used for: Testing feasibility of a new process Determining if slurry can be effectively and efficiently filtered Vetting potential enhancements to an existing process Testing different treatment chemistries such as flocculants and coagulants and their effect on filter cake consistency Optimizing cycle… Read more »

Is Polypropylene Filter Cloth Right for My Application?

Polypropylene (PP) filter cloth is used extensively in a host of liquid-solid separation applications, but all polypropylene filter cloth is not created equal. In general, filter cloths vary extensively in terms of material, warp, weft, weave, finish, and feed neck. Polypropylene cloth is no exception. Textiles have a language all their own with terminology such… Read more »

What Is Edge Sealing and How Can It Help Leakage in My Filter Press Operation?

Customers are frequently talking to us about helping them ensure a highly-efficient and leak-free filter press operation. So, let’s explore possible contributors to a “leaky” filter press operation and some of the remedies. There are many factors, of course, that contribute to a leaky vs. leak-free filter press operation. Filter cloths – by design –… Read more »

May I Feed Slurry Through My Filter Press at a Higher Feed Pressure Than Its Rating to Speed-Up Cycle Time?

Micronics specializes in liquid-solid separation. In a nutshell, the dewatering process occurs under high pressure with the slurry pressure provided by the feed pump. Irrespective of the filter press manufacturer, the function of the filter press framework is really to hold the filter plate pack together against the pressures building up in the chambers during… Read more »

What Are My Options for Filter Cloth Attachment?

At Micronics, we are often heard saying that filter cloth is the key ingredient to an efficient, effective filter press operation. Think of it as the foundation for your dewatering process. Yet, no matter the superiority of the filter cloth – and ours is pretty darn terrific – ensuring an excellent filter cloth/filter plate fit… Read more »

Is a Double-Feed Assembly Right for the Plumbing of My New Filter Press

Let’s face it – talking about plumbing may not be as “exciting” a topic as filter cloth or filter plate selection. Yet piping is an integral part of the slurry dewatering process. Did you know that Micronics’ double-feed plumbing design (aka articulating dual-feed assembly) is an excellent choice for long filter presses requiring a second… Read more »

Adjusting the Capacity of Your Filter Press

As with so many things, the solution to expanding the capacity of your filter press lies in advance planning: Anticipating growing needs of your operation. When planning for your new filter press, we highly encourage you to plan for production growth by specifying and purchasing an expandable press right at the get-go. Did you know… Read more »

Learn More on the Micronics Informative Blog

PORTSMOUTH, NH – June 20, 2017 – The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is pleased to highlight its new blog featuring liquid-solid separation content relevant to a wide range of demanding markets and application areas including chemical manufacturing, pigments and dyes, pharmaceuticals and biotech, food and beverage, power gen, aggregates, mining and mineral processing, and general… Read more »

Filtration Solutions for Aggregates, Asphalt, Cement Production

Did you know that the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is a provider of both wet and dry filtration equipment and service solutions to the aggregates and allied-industries including asphalt and cement production? On the liquid filtration side, we are often referred to as the “pressure filtration experts” and Micronics offers a range of filter plate… Read more »

How Do I Know What Filter Plates Are Right for My Filter Press Operation?

When it comes to efficient, trouble-free dewatering operations, the details matter from the right filter cloth to the right filter plates to the press itself to your preventative maintenance schedule. Micronics offers you a comprehensive range of filter plate types – both standard, stock plates and special, custom designs – and the expertise to help… Read more »

Is Semi-Automatic, Pneumatic Plate Shifting Right for Your Filter Press Operation?

Plate shifting is an essential part of a filter press operation. Micronics offers a range of plate shifter options including automatic, hydraulic plate shifters and pneumatic, semi-automatic plate shifters. While a hydraulically-driven shifter system eliminates the need for operator intervention during plate separation, there are some circumstances in which you may want the operator involvement… Read more »